Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will arrive Asaba, the Delta state capital on Tuesday, as a foremost destination for the realizing of his presidential ambition.
The visit, according to the state chairman of the National Aticulate Movement 4 Emancipation (NAME), Mr. Jerry Ewuruje, will underscore Atiku’s desire to seek the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and put the state working committee on notice.
“This is because from all angles, the Adamawa born entrepreneur politician is a friend of Delta state from all fronts, Mr Ewuruje said.
He said: “Firstly, his huge business interest has a deeper root in the oil rich Warri city, the hottest business zone of Delta. Secondly, the founder and National Chairman of Friends Of Waziri Atiku (FOWA), Chief Ejiofor Onyia is a native of Asaba, the Delta state capital. Thirdly, the National Chairman of the National Atikulate Movement 4 Emancipation – NAME, Adm. Tola Ajemitsogbe is from Warri North Local Government of the State.
“And on top all of these, is the Road Master Governor, Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa. A performing governor, standing tall in the state as the nation’s most talented politician with his SMART Agenda that has taken the state to an enviable status since he assumed leadership three years ago.”
Continuing, Mr Ewuruje noted, “This is why the visit to Asaba, by Waziri Atiku Abubakar is strategic, purposeful and politically relevant to his ambition and that of the state economic growth and development.”
Mr Ewuruje reckoned that Atiku Abubakar had earned the respect of the new generation politicians for giving them hope through what he referred to as “his sacrifice by annihilating the dreaded life presidential ambition of a political figure in the past.”
“The National Atikulate Movement 4 Emancipation, who today is representing the voices of the new generation politicians has sat waiting to receive the HOD as he set his legs on the soil of Delta to declare his ambition to the largest opposition political party in Africa the PDP.
“Like Waziri will always say, ‘this umbrella can never tear again’. The meeting of these two political giants, that is Atiku and Okowa in the big heart is an attempt to add value to the PDP fortunes in the state in particular and South South in general.
“The well publicized, well planned and heroic visit of Tuesday 26th June, 2018 will not only reposition the PDP and the National Atikulate Movement 4 Emancipation NAME ahead of 2019 general elections but will reshape the South South region in general”, the NAME state chairman stated.